Anchorage film festival comes to Soldotna

The biggest film festival in Alaska is taking to the road for the first time, taking a few of its most popular choices to smaller… Continue reading

Reeling it in: ‘Trumbo’ shines light on dark period in Hollywood

“Trumbo”Bleecker Street Media2 hours, 4 minutesGearing up for the Academy Awards this weekend, I sought out one of those smaller, actor driven films that you… Continue reading

What’s Happening

Best Bet ■ The KPC Showcase presents “The Future of Conservation: Biomonitoring by Molecules.” Kenai National Wildlife Refuge scientist Matt Bowser will discuss the use… Continue reading

Photo by Kelly Sullivan/ Peninsula Clarion Amy Murrell, Kenai Community Library Aid, organized the Adult Coloring event Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016, in Kenai, Alaska. Murrell has been coloring since she was a child, a hobby she continued on into adulthood, and secured support to turn into a regulary offered program.

Adult coloring comes to Kenai Peninsula

The central Kenai Peninsula has been hit by the adult-coloring craze. Programs and products are cropping up in community centers and stores throughout the area… Continue reading

Photo by Kelly Sullivan/ Peninsula Clarion Amy Murrell, Kenai Community Library Aid, organized the Adult Coloring event Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016, in Kenai, Alaska. Murrell has been coloring since she was a child, a hobby she continued on into adulthood, and secured support to turn into a regulary offered program.
Beating the bully in the work place

Beating the bully in the work place

Sometimes, you feel like you’re back in Sixth Grade.But you’re not – you’re at work, dealing with the same kind of bully you faced in… Continue reading

Beating the bully in the work place
This image released by Twentieth Century Fox shows Ryan Reyonlds in a scene from "Deadpool." (Joe Lederer/Twentieth Century Fox Film Corp. via AP)

Reeling it in: ‘Deadpool’ is funny, lowbrow – and a blast

“Deadpool”Twentieth Century Fox1 hour, 48 minutesThere are a lot of comic book fans out there either celebrating this week’s “Deadpool” as the ultimate comic book… Continue reading

This image released by Twentieth Century Fox shows Ryan Reyonlds in a scene from "Deadpool." (Joe Lederer/Twentieth Century Fox Film Corp. via AP)

What’s Happening

Best Bet ■ “Roaring into the 1920’s” dinner and comedy show, hosted by the Kenai Peninsula Association of Realtors, is Saturday at 5:30 p.m. at… Continue reading

The Bookworm Sez: ‘NFL Confidential’ is TNT on paper

Three points! That’s all your team needs to win. Can they make it?You’re doing your part: you’re wearing your lucky shirt and hat. A stuffed… Continue reading

This image released by DreamWorks Animation shows characters Po, voiced by Jack Black, left, and his long-lost panda father Li, voiced by Bryan Cranston, in a scene from "Kung Fu Panda 3." (DreamWorks Animation via AP)

Reeling it in: ‘Kung Fu Panda 3’ hits its mark

‘King Fu Panda 3’DreamWorks Animation1 hour, 35 minutesI think what makes Po, Jack Black’s titular pugilist panda in the “Kung Fu Panda” movies, so ridiculously… Continue reading

This image released by DreamWorks Animation shows characters Po, voiced by Jack Black, left, and his long-lost panda father Li, voiced by Bryan Cranston, in a scene from "Kung Fu Panda 3." (DreamWorks Animation via AP)

What’s Happening

Events and Exhibitions ■ The Kenai Performers present Meredith Wilson’s “Music Man,” directed by Terri Zopf Schoessler and conducted by Dan Johnson. Show dates are… Continue reading

Earnest

The day you met your dog, it was love at first sight.Those big brown eyes, that silky-sheened fur, butt-wiggles, even puppy breath was hard to… Continue reading

Ben Boettger/Peninsula Clarion Prints by Kaitlin Vadla (left, with salmon), Amy Kruse, and Susan Biggs sit on top a set of drawers exhibiting work by 10 local artists at the Soldotna Public Library on Monday, Feb.1 in Soldotna.

Pair of Soldotna library projects bring artists to the public, and vice versa

Collections of prints by ten local artists, ranging from miniature watercolors to urban street photography, are on display at the Soldotna Public Library. You’ll find… Continue reading

Ben Boettger/Peninsula Clarion Prints by Kaitlin Vadla (left, with salmon), Amy Kruse, and Susan Biggs sit on top a set of drawers exhibiting work by 10 local artists at the Soldotna Public Library on Monday, Feb.1 in Soldotna.
In this image released by Disney shows Casey Affleck in a scene from, "The Finest Hours," a heroic action-thriller based on the true story of the most daring rescue in the history of the Coast Guard. (Claire Folger/Disney via AP)

Reeling it in: An imperfect storm in ‘The Finest Hours’

“The Finest Hours”Walt Disney Pictures1 hour, 57 minutesSome movies expect a lot from their viewers. They hint at subtext, they use realistic, not expository, dialogue,… Continue reading

In this image released by Disney shows Casey Affleck in a scene from, "The Finest Hours," a heroic action-thriller based on the true story of the most daring rescue in the history of the Coast Guard. (Claire Folger/Disney via AP)

What’s Happening

Best Bet ■ The Performing Arts Society proudly presents Borealis Guitar Quartet, a guitar ensemble dedicated to performing guitar chamber music from Bach to modern American… Continue reading

Reeling it in: Thrilling and emotional, ‘The 100’ worth watching

“The 100” The CW (available on Netflix) 45 episodes   This week was one of those bleak January ones where there was next to nothing… Continue reading

Photo by Megan Pacer/Peninsula Clarion *waiting*

An unconventional evening

It’s common to hear a song featuring a guitar or two. But four guitars? That makes for an uncommon evening of music.Formed in 2014, the… Continue reading

Photo by Megan Pacer/Peninsula Clarion *waiting*
COCONUT COWBOY

COCONUT COWBOY

You’ve sunk a lot of money into your humble abode.The kitchen is perfect for gourmet meals and light snacks alike. The carpet’s new, the furniture… Continue reading

COCONUT COWBOY

Poet’s Corner: Fishing Boat

Fishing BoatBy Cheyenne Juliussen, KenaiMaybe this is fun, letting the boat let the waves rock us back and forth, back and forth.… Continue reading

Ben Boettger/Peninsula Clarion Greg Hicks (in plaid) examines an image at the opening reception of the Rarified Light photography exhibit on Thursday, Jan. 14 at the Kenai Fine Arts Center.

Rarefied Light photography exhibit showing at Kenai Fine Arts Center

Alaska is infested with photographers — for good reason, according to Kenai Peninsula College art professor Cam Choy. “Obviously the state lends itself to the… Continue reading

Ben Boettger/Peninsula Clarion Greg Hicks (in plaid) examines an image at the opening reception of the Rarified Light photography exhibit on Thursday, Jan. 14 at the Kenai Fine Arts Center.

What’s Happening

Events and Exhibitions ■ The Performing Arts Society proudly presents Borealis Guitar Quartet, a guitar ensemble dedicated to performing guitar chamber music from Bach to… Continue reading